NEW CAMPAIGN TO BOOST EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

A new campaign has been launched aimed at boosting the employment of people with disability.

Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today welcome the launch of the 2016 Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign which seeks to mobilise and inspire people with disability, and the broader community, by highlighting the career successes of people with disability. The theme for the 2016 campaign is “I can, I am.”

“One of the NSW Government’s priorities is to increase employment opportunities for people with disability and assist them in realising their potential,” Mr George said.

“This year’s campaign aims to change the community’s mindset and, ultimately, boost the employment of people with disability.

“I would encourage everyone in our local community to engage with and spread the important messages of this campaign.”

This year’s Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign brings to life the employment stories of four people in film.

The videos provide an inside view to their individual experiences in the workplace and about the work that inspires them. They illustrate that no matter what the circumstances, with the right support, a person with disability can be the right person for the job.

The 2016 Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign runs from 21 November until 11 December 2016, and is timed to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 3 December 2016.

Boosting employment of people with disability and making NSW more inclusive are key priorities of the landmark NSW Disability Inclusion Act and the innovative NSW Disability Inclusion Plan.

To learn more about the campaign and current events or find out about your employment options as a job seeker or an employer, please visit www.dontdismyability.com.au.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577